U.S. History

  1. Discuss the impact of the Enlightenment and the Great Awakening on colonial society in America.
  2. Explain how the colonists responded to the new acts imposed on them by the British, and trace the evolutionary process that brought the colonies closer to rebellion.
  3. Assess the significance of the American Revolution to the following groups: colonists, slaves, native populations, and women.

Reference and Textbook are below;

Schultz, K.M. (2013). US History Through 1877. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

The above reference has to do with Chapters 4-6 and is to big to download to this posting.

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U.S. history

The background of the event (how did the United States get to the point it did when each battle took place). (For , Chapultepec and Chancellorsville, don’t go back more than a month prior to the battle to provide the bulk of the information). This includes telling me why you think the battle/campaign occurred (what was the goal of the battle/campaign?). There should b decent detail in this background section of the paper. The major moments in the battle/campaign itself, from first to last. Best approaching this chronologically, I don’t need to know all the moments of the battle/campaign, but I d to know about the major ones (a brief reading of the story you choose should reveal to you which moments are important ones that should be discussed in your paper). What happened, and what impact did they have on the battle/campaign itself. Finally, you should be describing how the battle concluded, and what the conclusion of the battle meant to the parties involved. You should also describe why it was an important event in U.S. history. This is the most important part of the paper as you analyze what transpired and try to give me an understanding of not only why things went the way they did, but also very the battle/campaign is an important one in U.S. history. Oh and by the way, I’m looking at approximately 4-5 pages here.

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U.S. History, Presidential Policies

Give examples of presidential leadership in a crisis of domestic or foreign policy and one where a President failed or was not very successful at meeting the challenge of the day (selected from the time period after the death of Lincoln up through the early 21st century).
On the domestic front, this could be related to such things as economic conditions, political upheaval, labor strife, civil rights and other social movements, the health, education and welfare of American citizens, as well as matters relating to the environment, etc. Related to foreign policy are such matters as wars, treaties, international trade, as well as particular “hot spot” crises that seem to frequently appear on the presidential radar screen.
Consider what is meant by leadership; using the Beschloss definition, that of some other historian or political scientist, or a definition of your own making, the paper should measure the actions of the two presidents against that definition. Additionally, you might want to consider if a president needs to have succeeded in order to manifest great leadership. Is it possible for leadership to exist even when the president has ultimately failed? It also needs to be documented using both primary and secondary sources. Please use the MLA (parenthetical citation) method of giving credit to your sources, and add a references cited page at the end.

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U.S. history

You must choose a History book by a single author (no autobiographies nor edited works) at least 200 pages long, related to the time period in U.S. history covered in this course and get it approved by the instructor. You must also locate the author’s inf
Paper details:

Review Format

1. Cover Page:

Center the underlined title of the book reviewed, the author’s name, Reviewed by: Your Name, the class (History 1302), and the due date.

2. Minimum Length:

Four (4) complete pages of typed text
Use spell-check to correct spelling errors
3. Margins and Font:

One (1) inch margins
Left justify the margin
Font size is 10-12 point
Number pages consecutively excluding the cover page
Header should be in the upper right hand corner with your last name before page number
4. References:

Minimum of three needed for your book review paper: the biographical information on the author, the book being reviewed, one professional review of the book.

5. Works Cited Page:

Found on the last page of the paper
Alphabetized sources
Use the MLA Handbook for this page
Note: These examples are for illustrative purposes and should not be used as actual sources for your paper.

Example – Book Citation:

Oates, Stephen B., The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner’s Fierce Rebellion. New York: McMillan Company, 1966. Print.

Example – Review Article Citation: Cite and alphabetize by reviewer’s name or alternatively the title of his review if available.

Burns, Ann, and R. Kent Rasmussen “Isaac’s Storm.” Library Journal 125.8 (2000): 171. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 6 Oct. 2013.

Example – Contemporary Authors Citation:

Bevington, David, ed. “Stephen B. Oates.” Contemporary Authors: New Revision Series. Vol. 12. Detroit: Gale Literary Press, 1992.


Example – Contemporary Authors Online Citation:

“Stephen B. Oates.” Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale Press (2002): 1-4. http://galenet.galegroup.com. Web. 14 Oct. 2013.

6. General Mechanics:

The MLA handbook should be your guide for the form of the paper. Use acceptable grammar, spelling and neatness. Do not use contractions, slang, 1st or 2nd person, incomplete sentences, short choppy or overlong paragraphs or quotes, passive voice or present tense. This paper is a history paper and should be written in the past tense!

7. Content (70 points out of 100):

Creative title – Place at top of first page of text.
Introductory Paragraph – (1/4 page; 5 points) Begin with an introductory paragraph including the subject of the book and the purpose of the author. NOTE: The first time you mention the book in your paper, the full title of the book and the author must be given.
Author’s Purpose – usually revealed in the preface or forward of the book.
Evaluation of Author’s Credentials – (1/2 page, 10 points)
Research the author’s background using Contemporary Authors – use the most recent source. If you cannot find the author there then choose another book.
Report only the author’s qualifications for writing this book – include education, job experience, other books, awards, possible bias, etc. – be sure to cite sources.
Brief Concise Summary – (1/2 page, 10 points)
Critical Analysis of the Book – (2 1/4 pages, 30 points) This is the heart of the review. Break this part of the paper into separate paragraphs analyzing each of the following issues:
Effectiveness of the Author
Goal – What was the author’s goal? Was it to entertain, inform, and/or persuade you?
Purpose – Did he develop his thesis? Give an example. Did he get you to see his subject as he did? Give an example. did the author achieve his purpose?
Style – What audience did the author write for? Was the book interesting or hard to follow? Use a quote to illustrate.
Objectivity – Was the author balanced or biased in their approach to the subject? Give an example.
Sources – Primary vs. Secondary? Be specific, what types, give names of sources used by the author. How well did the author document the book? How detailed was the information? Too much, not enough? Did the sources add or detract from the book? Give examples.
Special Features – Pictures, chapter titles, maps and general organization – How did they add/subtract to the book?
Professional Review
Minimum of 1 review. Use the Academic Search Complete or JSTOR online databases to locate at least 1 review of your book and cite the specific review using quotes or paraphrasing of the reviewer’s evaluation of your book.
Indicate your agreement/disagreement with each professional critic. Why?
Personal Subjective Judgment – (1/2 page, 10 points)
Overall Reaction – Did it aid your understanding/appreciation of the topic with which it dealt? If so, how? Did the book influence you in some way? Examples.
Recommendation – Would your recommend this book for future classes or to a friend or enemy? Why?
Works Cited Page – Last page with alphabetized sources.

Book; daily life in United States, 1920-1940 by Kyvig, David E.
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